President Joe Biden is getting ripped apart on social media for clips that have resurfaced online from the 2020 campaign trail in which he blames food shortages on then-President Donald Trump’s failed leadership. He said this during a virtual town hall in May of 2020 during a virtual town hall while placing the blame on Trump for food shortages during the beginning of coronavirus lockdowns.
We don't have a food shortage problem — we have a leadership problem. pic.twitter.com/eFpJ8PGHGM
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 21, 2020
“We have plenty of food,” Biden added. “It’s being plowed under. You’ve got– you’re euthanizing cattle and pigs. They’re out there making sure that they’re pouring thousands of gallons of milk into the ground. It’s not a food shortage. It’s a lack of leadership– a lack of leadership.”
Biden added that if he were president at the time he would have “ordered the government to buy food from farmers and send it to food banks” and that Trump “failed to step up” by not doing that.
“I’d harness the restaurant industry to help get food to those who need it and help get millions of laid off workers back to work and the job…this is not rocket science. It’s leadership.”
Social media users slammed Biden over the remarks as inflation has surged to its highest point in 13 years while prices for basic needs soared resulting in bare shelves becoming more and more common.
“Who knew Joe Biden could predict in 2020 what would happen in 2021?” one Twitter user wrote while another sarcastically posted, “This aged well.”
“Just went food shopping…again…thanks #EmptyShelvesJoe I really love having to go every day now in order to find what used to take one trip,” one Twitter user wrote along with the hashtag and a photo of near-empty shelves at a grocery store.
With the holidays just around the corner, hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe was trending on Twitter as supply chain problems forced the Biden administration to admit that it “cannot guarantee” we will receive any of our Christmas packages on time.